Search Results: "Bonnie Yochelson"


BOOK REVIEW

BERENICE ABBOTT: CHANGING NEW YORK by Bonnie Yochelson
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1997

"An elegant, eminently browsable record of Manhattan's cityscapes, including many now entirely vanished."
In 1935 Abbott (18981991), already an experienced documentary photographer, set out with a bulky view camera to capture Manhattan's streets and building facades, to provide a thorough record of how the city looked at one point in time. Read full book review >

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ELVIS by Bonnie Christensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Despite some missteps, adult Elvis fans will be thrilled to share this book with children. (author's note, timeline) (Picture book/biography. 6-11)"
Brief poems present the childhood and youth of the King of rock 'n' roll. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Meritorious but ultimately disappointing. (author's notes, bibliography, discography) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
The brilliant jazz guitarist's life from birth in a Roma camp to stardom on a floodlit Paris stage,is sketched in free verse and vibrant oils. Read full book review >

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PLANT A LITTLE SEED by Bonnie Christensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Text and pictures align nicely in this fresh celebration of gardening as food for both body and soul. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In reverent lines punctuated with occasional and near rhyme, a girl narrates the cycle of working a community-garden plot over three productive seasons. Read full book review >

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LOVING AND LEAVING WASHINGTON by John Yochelson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A quiet but compelling case for working in policy research and advocacy."
A dedicated public servant recounts his bicoastal career working in European security, economic policy, education, and other arenas. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 24, 2011

"Though readers will need to consult the backmatter for the details of the more complex and tumultuous years from the mid-'60s to his death in 1987, they will find this a vital and exciting child-appropriate introduction to an American icon. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
The "fabulous" life of Andy Warhol is made accessible and understandable via this child-friendly look at the life and career of one of America's most recognizable painters. Read full book review >

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THE STAR WARS CRAFT BOOK by Bonnie Burton
NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2011

"Whimsical, straightforward fun for die-hard buffs of any age."
A career crafter shares the unfettered joys of Chewbacca Sock Puppets and Jabba the Hutt body pillows. Read full book review >

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EARTHQUAKE GAMES by Bonnie Ramthun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 11, 2000

"After a promising debut (Ground Zero, 1999), Ramthun comes a cropper."
While out for an early morning walk, retired schoolteacher Marcia Fowler finds the murdered body of young Krista Lewis half-buried in the Great Sand Dunes of southwestern Colorado, and concludes that aliens are responsible. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING WITH SCHUBERT by Bonnie Marson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2004

"Hits all the obvious notes while skirting the difficult passages, but should make a fun movie."
Brooklyn lawyer finds herself sharing mind and body with Franz Schubert, in this high-concept first novel already in film development (think Freaky Friday gone symphonic). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2010

"An uneven book that gains surprising power as it moves toward the end."
Combination popular-science book/memoir of a gardener who lost her sense of smell. Read full book review >

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LETTERS IN THE ATTIC by Bonnie Shimko
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Brisk, fun, and good-natured."
Winning debut describes a young girl coming of age during the 1960s. Read full book review >

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A PARALLEL LIFE by Bonnie Greer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Greer's mellifluous work should introduce her to new readers."
A lyrical, mannered memoir in which the American-British playwright and novelist returns to the South Side of Chicago, where she grew up in the 1950s and '60s in a poor, segregated neighborhood. Read full book review >